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Yves Robert

Yves Robert (19 June 1920 – 10 May 2002) was a French actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. Robert was born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire. In his teens, he went to Paris to pursue a career in acting, starting with unpaid parts on stage in the city's various theatre workshops. From ages 12–20 he set type as a typographer, then studied mime in his early 20s. In 1948 he made his motion picture debut with one of the secondary roles in the film, Les Dieux du dimanche. Within a few years, Robert was writing scripts, directing, and producing. Yves Robert's directorial efforts included several successful comedies for which he had written the screenplay. His 1962 film, La Guerre des boutons won France's Prix Jean Vigo. His 1972 film Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire won the Silver Bear at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival in 1973. In 1976, Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, starring his wife, earned him international acclaim. Robert's 1973 devastating comedy Salut l'artiste is considered by many performers to be the ultimate film about the humiliations of the actor's life. In 1977, he directed another comedy, Nous irons tous au paradis, which was nominated for a César Award for Best Film. In 1990, Robert directed two dramatic films, My Mother's Castle (Le château de ma mère) and My Father's Glory (La Gloire de mon Père). Based on autobiographical novels by Marcel Pagnol, they were jointly voted "Best Film" at the 1991 Seattle International Film Festival, and received rave reviews. Over his career, he directed more than twenty feature-length motion pictures, wrote an equal number of scripts, and acted in more than seventy-five films. Although his last major role was perhaps in 1980, A Bad Son by Claude Sautet, as the working-class father of a drug-dealer, he continued acting past 1997. Robert played opposite Danièle Delorme in the 1951 play Colombe (Dove) by Jean Anouilh. They married in 1956, and jointly formed the film production company La Guéville in 1961. He died in Paris on 10 May 2002 from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was buried in Montparnasse Cemetery with the epitaph "A man of joy ...", where visitors leave buttons of many colors.[citation needed]He was survived by Danièle and two children, Anne and Jean-Denis Robert, by first wife, actress Rosy Varte. That month's Cannes Film Festival paid homage to his contribution to French film. Source: Article "Yves Robert" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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Jun 21, 1920 In Saumur, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Le Tampon du capiston 1950-08-03
Latest Project:
Movie Éclats de famille 1995-09-02
Known For
Poster of Champs-Elysées
Poster of The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe
Poster of Bébert et l'omnibus
Poster of Discorama
Movie Éclats de famille Léon 1995-09-02
Movie La Crise M. Barelle 1992-12-02
Series Stars 90 self 1990-09-03
Series Les Nuls, l'émission Unknown 1990-10-13
Movie Scherzo Infernal Narrator 1984-01-01
Movie The Twin l’homme dans l'ascenseur 1984-10-10
Movie Waiter! Simon 1983-11-09
Series Champs-Elysées Unknown 1982-01-16
Movie A Bad Son René Calgagni 1980-10-14
Movie Woman in a Twilight Garden 1979-06-04
Movie Little Marcel 1976-04-06
Movie Special Section Émile Bastard 1975-04-23
Movie The Return of the Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe le chef d'orchestre 1974-11-12
Movie Le Viager Bucigny-Dumaine (le bel officier) 1972-01-19
Movie The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe Leader of the orchestra (uncredited) 1972-12-06
Movie The Troubles of Alfred le téléspectateur parisien 1972-03-01
Movie Money Money Money Defense counsel 1972-05-04
Movie Repeated Absences Le père de François 1972-11-01
Movie Dear Louise 1972-06-06
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Movie Le Cri du cormoran, le soir au-dessus des jonques le commissaire 1971-02-10
Movie Le Cinéma de papa Henri Roger Langmann 1971-02-10
Movie The Man with Connections The Father 1970-04-15
Movie The Crook Commissioner 1970-11-20
Movie The Most Beautiful Month Le cheminot 1968-06-26
Movie Idiot in Paris Marcel Pitou, l'évadé des HLM 1967-03-22
Movie King of Hearts Le général Baderna (uncredited) 1966-12-21
Movie Public School L'oncle Henri 1965-10-07
Movie Bébert et l'omnibus Chaussin 1963-12-03
Movie Le pèlerinage 1962-01-01
Movie Cléo from 5 to 7 Le vendeur de mouchoirs 1962-04-11
Movie The Fiancés of Mac Donald Bridge Le vendeur de mouchoirs 1961-01-01
Movie The Fenouillard Family 1961-01-04
Movie La Mort de Belle The Bartender 1961-03-02
Movie Love and the Frenchwoman L'homme à la moustache ('Le mariage') 1960-09-23
Series Discorama Self 1959-02-04
Movie The Green Mare Zèphe Maloret 1959-10-29
Movie The Little Professor Dr Aubin 1959-02-13
Movie Neither Seen Nor Recognized Le photographe lors du mariage 1958-04-23
Movie La brune que voilà Le mécanicien 1958-01-01
Movie Les femmes sont marrantes Christian 1958-06-04
Movie Folies-Bergère Jeff 1957-01-09
Movie Les truands Amédée Benoît / Son père 1956-04-27
Movie The Terror with Women Le journaliste Labarge 1956-11-23
Movie The Grand Maneuver Félix Leroy, un lieutenant des Dragons 1955-10-25
Movie School for Love Clément 1955-04-25
Movie Bad Liaisons L'inspecteur Forbin 1955-10-25
Movie Follow That Man Inspecteur Paulhan 1953-02-27
Movie Virgile Esposito 1953-11-18
Movie The Red Rose Yves Gérard 1951-02-06
Movie Bibi Fricotin Antoine Gardon, détective et filatures "Passe Partout" 1951-04-11
Movie Deux sous de violettes Charlot, le voyou 1951-10-31
Movie Juliette, or Key of Dreams L'accordéoniste 1951-05-18
Movie Le Tampon du capiston 1950-08-03